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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM

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  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Interface

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Creative has been around for a long time, and it shows.

Working at twice the sampling rate of a CD player, this 96KHz PCI board puts out clean 24 bit sound. How clean? The signal to noise ratio is >108dB. I don't have my calculator handy, but that's a lot more than a million to one ratio. Clean. Sure, it's got a Line In jack and a microphone jack, but the 7.1 channels output let you surround yourself with the sound, while X-Fi technology helps make it some of the crispest clearest sound you've ever surrounded yourself with. Or put on a pair of headphones and get projected into the sound.

Gamer or audiophile, you really ought to look into this. Go ahead. We'll wait right here while you decide for yourself.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2016 12:04:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWas good for awhile.

Pros: It was a good card for several years. Didn't have any problems until windows 10.

Cons: It does not work well with windows 10. I had to downgrade to windows 7 because the card would produce popping noise in games. The Creative support answer was to turn down the windows volume, yeah. No configuration was acceptable.

Other Thoughts: It's fine in windows 7.

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  • Ronald G.
  • 9/20/2011 6:09:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNo Good For ASIO

Pros: Low price for a good well made sound card. Good fidelity and clean signal.

Cons: Does not come with nor works with ASIO drivers. Which is odd since this following statement is on the Creative website "Shipping with the Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and selected Sound Blaster® Audigy® series sound cards is a rock-solid ASIO driver with low-latency performance down to <=2ms."

ASIO was the reason I bought this card.

Other Thoughts: Shipping with the Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and selected Sound Blaster® Audigy® series sound cards is a rock-solid ASIO driver with low-latency performance down to <=2ms.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/25/2011 11:43:56 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood So Far

Pros: I like the digital synthesiser it comes with.

Cons: None really that I have found.

Other Thoughts: I got this at a local store.
I've had this thing well over a year and it's going good so far. I have Windows 7 64, I'm sure if there is drivers for me there is drivers for W7 32 and Vista 32/64. I recommend you download drivers from the website, if you just let Windows 7 install the generic drivers you don't get he synthesiser and volume control thingie. Unless it's changed now.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Soundcard!

Pros: This is a great soundcard if you are running Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)! It also has connections for the front-panel audio ports of any computer case!

Cons: None (unless you are running any flavor of Linux and cannot compile your own drivers).

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2010 12:10:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great great value

Cons: none

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  • John K.
  • 1/16/2010 7:58:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 warning

Pros: price and features

Cons: Does not work with Windows 7 64 bit. Buy it if you have XP but most recent Creative drivers as of 1/15/10 produce garbled sound

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  • Richard S.
  • 4/21/2009 7:36:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswhiskey tango foxtrot

Pros: ...yet to be seen.

Cons: What is up with no driver disc? Is it that hard/expensive to make one? No. Now I have to wait for Creative's limping download server to send them to me...

Other Thoughts: Buy something else.

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5 out of 5 eggsnot a stupid mistake

Pros: Works great! No problems on linux mce media director machine <using creatives linux drivers> although you could probably get away with just using alsa.

Cons: not much of a noticeable difference from the onboard realtek setup

Other Thoughts: No one officially supports linux. Though many companies provide linux drivers, creative included they will not officially support. This is for several reasons such as linux comes in a staggering array of flavors and if they officially supported linux they would have to provided tech support for all of those flavors requiring the most educated tech support agents in the universe.....

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2009 11:16:48 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it.

Pros: Got this elsewhere for a customer that wanted inexpensive X-Fi support. It does work with the OS's as stated, offers mediocre sound quality, is relatively cheap for what you get (see below).

Cons: It's basically a rebranded 24 Live! with software X-Fi emulation and nothing more. In point of fact, you can actually run a 24 Live! with the same software that has had the hardware recognition variables altered to allow it to run.

Other Thoughts: With this card you are not getting a real X-Fi, but a software dependent gimmick. Just be aware of that going in.

Frankly I think Creative has gotten both greedy and lazy and their product reputation has suffered greatly because of these recycled legacy SKU's.

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  • Amanda L.
  • 1/23/2009 12:39:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot as good as I was promised

Pros: Noticeably better sound quality than the onboard sound from my 680i.
Easy setup/install
Lots of driver options and customization
Works on Vista 64bit

Cons: The sound quality upgrade wasn't worth $50 to me. Its nice to have, but I don't see the massive clarity boost I was hearing all a bout with X-Fi cards. It is noticeable, but not "The best thing you've ever heard"

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for an X-Fi card (and you're running Windows), this is a good choice, if you aren't a hardcore sound enthusiast I wouldn't recommend going off your current sound card.

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